California Pawn Shop Regulations and Laws

Pawn shops are regulated on a local, state, and federal level. Among the many laws designed to regulate pawn transactions, California pawnbrokers are required to obtain a secondhand dealers license, report all pledged items to law enforcement on an daily basis, and hold pledged items for 30 days before putting the items up for sale.

To find out more information about California’s Pawn Shop Regulations and Laws, or to speak with a member of the California Pawnbrokers Association, please visit our Contact page.

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